New Zealand’s untapped talent pool

By Rochelle Stewart-Allen, HOST Senior Manager New Zealand In New Zealand, we have a long list of skill shortages that need to be filled to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our growing population. We need more farmers (beef and dairy), arborists and market gardeners. We need construction managers, university lecturers, mechanical engineers, midwifes and…

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First nation voices integral in refugee settlement issues

By David Keegan, CEO I recently participated in a multicultural conference in New Zealand where a significant Maori leader, Dr Kara Puketapu, was invited to speak about multiculturalism. He spoke about offering compassion and friendship for visitors to his lands as an obligation and extended a commitment to working with the government and multicultural communities…

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Towards a new way of investing in refugees

By Matilda Herben, Team Leader Nauru “You take what’s thrown at you, and you make a life out of it.” This is a quote from Rula Ghani, First Lady of Afghanistan, who spoke at the Devex Conference in Washington, US, that I attended in June. I have worked for HOST for just over 12 months,…

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HOST International welcomes Philippe Legrain to NZ

By Rochelle Stewart-Allen, HOST Senior Manager New Zealand HOST International is delighted to be welcoming British economist Philippe Legrain to New Zealand in August 2018. This is a unique opportunity to hear a critically acclaimed thinker and writer present his research on the economic value of welcoming and employing refugees.   Philippe’s research shows that…

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